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2012 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio was the twelfth round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, August 5, 2012. The race was contested over 85 laps at the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) permanent road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, United States.

United States 2012 Honda Indy 200
Race details
12th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
DateAugust 5, 2012
Official nameHonda 200
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance85 laps
191.930 mi / 308.881 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 93 °F (34 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 18.1 miles per hour (29.1 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:05.6474
Fastest lap
DriverOriol Servia (Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
Time1:07.1757 (on lap 66 of 85)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondWill Power (Team Penske)
ThirdSimon Pagenaud (Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports)

The race was won by New Zealand racer Scott Dixon racing for Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon finished 3.4 seconds ahead of Australian driver Will Power driving for Team Penske with Frenchman Simon Pagenaud finishing third for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports. It was Dixon's second win for the year and Pagenaud's third top three finish for the year. More significant, Power's second place compared to the results for Ryan Hunter-Reay and Power's teammate Hélio Castroneves, put Power back into the lead of the championship.

ClassificationEdit

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 1:39:48.5083 4 26 50
2 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 3.4619 1 57 43
3 77   Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 85 + 4.5402 3 0 35
4 7   Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 85 + 5.5822 6 0 32
5 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 7.5663 15 2 30
6 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 12.3280 18 0 28
7 2   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 27.9601 5 0 26
8 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 85 + 28.1691 8 0 24
9 4   J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 85 + 29.2325 12 0 22
10 98   Alex Tagliani Team Barracuda – BHA Honda 85 + 31.1722 14 0 20
11 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 31.4387 21 0 19
12 67   Josef Newgarden (R) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 85 + 32.0754 9 0 18
13 15   Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 85 + 32.4073 17 0 17
14 83   Giorgio Pantano Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 33.9166 24 0 16
15 8   Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 35.2863 13 0 15
16 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 85 + 35.9205 23 0 14
17 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 85 + 36.9834 2 0 13
18 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 42.0974 11 0 12
19 19   James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 85 + 46.4304 10 0 12
20 5   E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 85 + 46.8068 16 0 12
21 14   Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 85 + 46.9535 16 0 12
22 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 84 + 1 lap 25 0 12
23 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 83 + 2 laps 22 0 12
24 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 79 Mechanical 7 0 12
25 22   Oriol Servià Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 78 + 7 laps 10 0 10
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
[2]
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2012 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Official Box Score" (PDF). indycar.com. Indycar. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-30.

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